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From the executive director Over the past year I’ve had some great opportunities to share the message of our D360 resource in a variety of conference settings. I always try to get on the schedule of breakout sessions, and I’ve had some really thoughtful interaction with breakout participants about the idea of whole-life discipleship. But I think what has been more intriguing to me has been my experience with people at LCMA’s exhibit table. I’m sure many conference exhibitors are...

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Nominate or apply now! Last September LCMA was excited to promote Wheat Ridge Ministries’ Emerging Leader Grant Program on our Facebook page. Well, Wheat Ridge has just opened up a new Emerging Leader opportunity! Here’s what they said in a press release dated May 16: Wheat Ridge Ministries is searching for an inspired, young leader to honor with The Richard E. Herman Emerging Leader Award. The award will recognize the commitment and service of one leader whose work is changing...

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For several years, St. Louis-based Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) has partnered with the Lutheran Campus Mission Association in offering outreach training for college students and servant-outreach opportunities in international settings. In February this year LHM launched an innovative evangelism vehicle they’ve called THRED. What is THRED? It’s a digital platform designed to reach people who use digital media as a primary way to communicate and stay connected to the world and each other. THRED’s initial focus has been its Facebook...

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It’s in February, yes. It’s in the Midwest, usually northern Indiana—where not that many people travel in February. But you’re going; you leave on Friday afternoon, travel one hundred … two hundred … miles … or more, and then, thirty hours (or less) later, you’re back on your own campus. Why? Because the roughly nineteen hours you spend with 50 to 70 other student leaders and campus ministry directors at the Campus Ministry Leadership Conference helps make a difference in...

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From the executive director Each year my home congregation in Weldon Spring, Missouri plans a Christmas-season mission outreach project—usually a whole-congregation-involvement campaign that provides something helpful to a group of folks. This year, quite unbeknownst to me, the mission leaders selected college students. The church’s promo reads, Love U Christmas Mission Project is all about supporting college students. Which college students? Anyone who could use some love and a surprise “Joy Box” in their mailbox. They do not need to...

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We are able to do what we do because of support from people like you who are passionate about helping young-adult leaders grow strong in their faith lives and join in the mission of disciple-building. This past year, LCMA has helped build the annual Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, reached out with the CMLC model to ministries in other regions, launched a new “Campus Leaders Network“ group on Facebook and begun to get the D360 Bible study resource into the hands...

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As you read this, a dedicated LCMA planning team is putting together an intensive training/networking gathering to be held next summer in the Chicago area exclusively for campus ministry staff leaders like you! Look for surveys and conversations about the gathering on the Campus Leaders Network—LCMA in early 2017. Want to read the fall 2016 issue of Ignite in its entirety? Click here!

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LCMA and our partner Lutheran Hour Ministries are announcing two short-term volunteer trip destinations for spring break 2018. Your group can choose to serve at LHM’s ministry center in Jamaica or its center in Nicaragua! Both LHM Jamaica and LHM Nicaragua reach out in under-resourced communities and share the Gospel through children’s and youth ministries.Your group will be involved in light construction and VBS-style children’s-ministry outreach. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the love of Jesus to children, families...

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CUC Portland Hosts 2016 Mission Conference Students and leaders from Concordia University System schools across the country made the trek northwest to gather at Concordia University Portland for the 2016 Beautiful Feet College Mission Conference. “The Portland team put on a great event,” says LCMA exec Greg Koenig, who represented LCMA as an exhibitor and breakout speaker. “I was especially inspired by the passion for Gospel outreach I saw in everybody I spoke with. And servant hearts! Participants really embodied...

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Ask 50 people at your church the question, “What is worship?” and some, perhaps many, will respond that it’s the time the congregation gathers on Sunday mornings to praise God, hear a message from His Word, celebrate the sacrament of communion and offer prayers as the Body of Christ. Search the Internet for the topic and you will come up with many articles and videos on worship with this as their focus. Well, even though there is little in the...

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